Five-Score Comic Monthly #9

Published
January 1959
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Mystery of the Moon Sniper! Cover, 1 page

"Featuring "Mystery of the Moon Sniper!""

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Jack Adler, inker

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Based on
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #46 (September 1958)

Notes

This cover has been significantly redrawn. Note particularly that a foot pedal has been added to the gun and Australia given focus on the Earth.

Show/hide 1. Mystery of the Moon Sniper Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #46 (September 1958)
Mystery of the Moon Sniper!
Show/hide 2. The 100 Lives of Napoleon Burke Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Art
Mort Meskin, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #78 (September 1958)
The 100 Lives of Napoleon Burke
Show/hide 3. Jungle Boy of Jupiter Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 4. The Amazing Ray of Knowledge Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Joe Millard, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #92 (May 1958)
The Amazing Ray of Knowledge

Notes

Cover story

Show/hide 5. The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #31 (September 1958)
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #2 (September 1964)
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #31 (September 1958)
 
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #31

Synopsis

When Jimmy accidentally exposes himself to a green substance from space, his entire body becomes like rubber. Hiding out as Elastic Lad in a freak show, Jimmy falls in with criminals who use his abilities to carry out their plots, but Jimmy turns the tables on them before his elastic abilities fade.

Notes

Reprints the first Elastic Lad story.

Show/hide 6. The Artificial Twin Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #76 (July 1958)
The Artificial Twin!
Show/hide 7. The Fishermen of Space Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Joe Millard, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #94 (July 1958)
The Fishermen of Space
Also printed
United States
DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #13 (July-August 1971)
The Fishermen of Space!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #79 ([February 1973?])
The Fishermen of Space!
From GCD
from Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 Series) #94 (July 1958)
Show/hide 8. 100 Pages - The Sign of Top Value in Comics Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"100 Pages. The Sign of Top Value in Comics. Look for the "100 page" strip on the cover of the comic you choose. It's your guarantee of the most for the least."

Details

Printed
1959? to 1959
More...
100 Pages - The Sign of Top Value in Comics

Notes

The issues featured in this advertisement are all from the second quarter of 1958, although the add ran in early 1959.

Show/hide 9. The Human Target Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Detective

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #26 (May 1954)
The Human Target
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #36 ([December 1965?])
The Human Target
Original
House of Mystery 26, May 1954

Notes

Apparently the inspiration of the later DC series. In this story the human target is a police detective.

Show/hide 10. I was the Last Martian Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 11. The Prisoners of the Space Camera Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Lou Cameron, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #29 (September 1958)
The Prisoners of the Space Camera
Show/hide 12. The Lady in Black Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #78 (September 1958)
The Lady In Black
Show/hide 13. The Boy who Saved the Solar System Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Giunta, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #95 (August 1958)
The Boy Who Saved The Solar System
Show/hide 14. I Was a Captive in a Space Prison Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Jack Schiff, Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #23 (September 1958)
Show/hide 15. The Phantom's Skull Ring [Beautifully plated with gold] (The Phantom) Advertisement, 1 page

"Phantom Stick-Pin with Luminous Eyes… Rubber Skill Ring… Golden Stick-Pin… The Phantom's Ring in Silver-Like Metal… Send this coupon now! To The Phantom, 149 Castlereagh St., Sydney…"

Details

Printed
1959? to 1960
Genre
Adventure
More...
The Phantom's Skull Ring [Beautifully plated with gold]

Notes

149 Castlereagh Street was the address used by Tricho Publications, an indicia publisher in some comics from Frew, the Australian Phantom publishers. It was also the address of several publishers associated with Ayers & James/Magazine Management.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 2827

Entry created

  • 01/11/2005

Cover added

  • 29/08/2016

Index completed

  • 01/11/2005

Last updated

  • 21/01/2014